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Charles L Hamilton
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1843
Loudoun County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1916
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA

son of Charles B Hamilton and Sarah Clapham, both from Virginia

retired bank clerk

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 393 - 407

MUSICIAN CHARLES L. HAMILTON, aged twenty, born in Virginia, Cass county, and was a clerk when he enlisted from Bath. Was appointed musician at the organization of the company, served to the close of the war, and was honorably discharged May 18, 1865.

Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.

This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy. 
Family links: 
  Charles Bennett Hamilton (1806 - 1863)
  Charles L Hamilton (1843 - 1916)
  Serena L Hamilton (1852 - 1940)*
  Sallie V Hamilton (1856 - 1858)*
*Calculated relationship
Carlinville City Cemetery
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Apr 01, 2012
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Charles L Hamilton
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